Instructor Construction Management

Posted in , on 04/29/2013

Kirkwood Community College

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Cedar Rapid, IA


Cedar Rapis, IA

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Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in the areas of Construction Management/Architectural Technologies.  The instructor will work with high school and college students, faculty and administration.  Essential understandings of materials, methods and terminology used in the construction field including a variety of CAD programs, plans and specifications, residential and commercial applications and current building codes are required. Instructor will be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined in the College’s Quality Faculty Plan.  Will actively participate in assessing and advancing Student Learning Outcomes.
Constant (67-100%)
• Regular and consistent attendance at work.
• Effectively organize, prepare learning activities for assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
• Create and maintain syllabi for all courses taught.
• Teaching assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules and locations.
• Evaluate and record student performance/achievement on a regular basis and provide regular student feedback.
• Provide guidance and advising for current and prospective students.
• Request and maintain instructional equipment and supplies for classroom and laboratory use.
• Participate in student learning assessment projects.
• Maintain established office hours and meet with students as necessary.
• Serve as student academic advisor for 20-30 students.
• Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
• Must maintain compliance with required trainings as designated by supervisor.
Frequent (34-66%)
• Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental tasks and projects in the area of instruction or instructional support.
• Assist in the process of acquiring and maintaining appropriate materials, equipment, and supplies to support the instructional environment for classroom teaching and student learning in established department courses.
• Collaborate in the development, assessment, and revision of curriculum.
• Through committee participation and department meetings, participate in the formulation, interpretation, and application of policies and procedures.
• Develop and advance Student Learning Outcome assessments.
Occasional (10-33%)
• Collaborate with local high school administration, career and technical teachers, students and parents to promote the benefits of the Architecture and Construction Academy.
• Participate in high school orientation events to explain and promote opportunities within the Academy program.
• Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
• Maintain currency of professional skills and teaching certification.
• Make recommendations concerning curriculum revision and development.
• Maintain currency of professional and technical skills.
• Assist in the evaluation and assessment of Kirkwood’s Construction Management and Architectural Technologies programs.
• Assist in the planning, development and coordination of semester course schedules.
• Assist in articulation activities with other educational institutions.
• Render service, when possible, to the college and community.
• Perform related duties as assigned.


1. Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
2. Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
3. Be able and willing to deliver courses in alternative delivery times and methods as required by the department, including evening, guided self-study, Internet, and telecommunications courses.
4. Manage a classroom setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
5. Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making classroom decisions.
6. Maintain a minimum of five office hours per week and be available on an as needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
7. In serving as a student academic advisor, be prepared to:
a) Meet each semester or as stipulated by a supervisor with advisees to assist in their goal setting, career exploration, academic planning, course scheduling, or personal needs in support of their college experience.
b) Maintain knowledge in college policies and departments in order to advise student on course sequences and be able to respond to other student needs.
c) Maintain accurate advisee records.
d) Make appropriate referrals to other college personnel such as counselors, financial aid officers, and related college personnel for more specialized information.
8. Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.
9. Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual who demonstrates leadership and collaborative work habits within the department and in active participation in college committees.
10. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators within our high school and college partners as well as the general public.
11. Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
12. Possess strong human relations skills. Get along with diverse personalities.
13. Participate regularly in professional learning activities such as internal and external workshops, conferences, and/or individual research projects.

Position involves occasional (10-33%) sitting and constant (67-100%) standing in a classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, walking, lifting, dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and viewing various types of visual work, and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and visualizing three-dimensions from a two-dimensional medium. Exerting up to 50-100 pounds occasionally. May travel to other on-campus facilities, off-campus facilities and agencies to teach, attend meetings, etc.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Associate’s degree from an accredited institution required.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred. Must have a minimum of three of three years full-time experience in the construction/architectural field.  Successful teaching experience preferred.
Faculty 174-Day Contract
The College purchases term life, disability, health and dental/vision insurance, provides a flexible benefits account, and contributes to a retirement program for each full-time staff member. 

Applications will be accepted until position if filled. A letter of application, resume, transcripts, and completed Kirkwood application are required. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results on criminal background check.

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